“Market-based regulation cannot protect the interests of the weak,” says Markus Vogt, Professor of Social Ethics at LMU. Here he considers the implications of globalization and climate change, and explores ways of reducing inequality.
2014 saw an LMU student become the most successful athlete at the Winter Paralympics, the unveiling of the winning design for the Philologicum, a place in the Top 30 for LMU in the Times Higher Education’s World University Ranking – and much more...
Young people today are often seen as self-centered and apathetic, but these epithets certainly do not apply to Tanzeem Haque. Lots of things annoy her, and this motivates her to take action in very diverse areas.
The relentless advance of digitalization is altering the contours of our working lives. Will digital piecework soon dominate the job market? Here, LMU economist Professor Arnold Picot discusses the role of digitalization in shaping tomorrow’s world.
The Christkindl markets in Munich are already in business, Advent has just begun – and Neele, our latest Cook on Campus, is about to introduce the members of her regular German-Indian roundtable to the joys of homemade Christmas cookies.
Private investors can now finance start-up firms via online platforms. LMU economist Lars Hornuf discusses crowd investing, a subclass of crowdfunding specifically for start-up firms, which has rapidly established itself in Germany.
Poetry need not always be enjoyed in solitude. The Lyrik Kabinett, which began life 25 years ago, is a place where poetry-lovers can come together to share their enthusiasm for verse – in the second largest library in Europe devoted solely to lyric poetry.
Students of veterinary medicine at LMU have developed a suite of educational software that helps trainee vets to learn the ins-and-outs of equine anatomy. The new program will be introduced to the public at the 14. Munich Science Days.
LMU’s Institute of Anatomy resides in the first edifice in Europe to be made entirely of reinforced concrete. Built in the years 1905-1907, it is now being renovated, and has won the Bavarian Gold Medal for Heritage Conservation.
The current phase of activity at the Icelandic volcano Bárðarbunga continues: Since the end of August lava has been intermittently spurting from a surface fissure. Members of the LMU IsViews Project were on the scene within hours to document the event.
Berkeley professors have been conducting research at LMU in a special Humanities program since 2007. The program began to flow in both directions earlier this year, sending its first LMU professor west to California.
When you get home after a day filled with lectures, do you just shove the frozen pizza in the oven? In our new series “Cooks on Campus”, international students suggest much more exotic and tasty alternatives, as they share their favorite recipes.
Western media often see their task as that of an independent Monitor. How true is this of the press elsewhere? LMU’s Thomas Hanitzsch, coordinator of a worldwide survey of journalists’ attitudes to their role, has the answer.
When Oliver Jahraus visits the Maldive Islands or the atolls of Micronesia, he unpacks his wetsuit first, not his holiday reading. After all, as a literary scholar, he is familiar with the tale of Mack the Knife. – He comes for the sharks.
German bosses are “tough on the person”, says Felix Brodbeck. But what do workers really need to enable them to be most productive? Brodbeck, an occupational psychologist at LMU, can now measure the impact of high- and low-quality leadership.
Libraries have been transformed in recent years. Planning for LMU’s new Philologicum, construction of which is scheduled to start next year, reflects this sea change. The new building located at Ludwigstrasse 25 will be a modern specialist library.
How do Shakespeare’s plays strike us today? The dramatist was born all of 450 years ago, yet his plays – in ever new interpretations – remain vital. Literary scholars Tobias Döring and Andreas Höfele try to explain why.
LMU paleontologists have the privilege of working on fossils that are of particular evolutionary importance, and are among the most famous specimens ever discovered. One such species sheds light on the origin of feathers and avian flight.
Do you have what it takes to be a teacher? The Munich Center for Teacher Training (MZL) has developed an online assessment tool called SelF that helps people who are considering teaching as a career to answer that question.
Since her grandfather died of leukemia, student Katharina Zech has been fighting a battle against blood cancer. Last year, the AIAS, the association she founded for the purpose, organized the largest search for stem-cell donors ever carried out at a university.
Nowadays, it is almost impossible to attend a lecture that doesn’t use Powerpoint slides. But do they make it easier to retain the substance of the talk? An interview with the educational researcher Christof Wecker.
Angela Merkel as a Greek goddess, Sokrates at the World Cup in Brazil. These are just two of the ideas developed by students for the Exhibition “Monument for Democracy”. The show is now open to the public.
Whether crime story or the trials of a superhero – LMU student Tobias Zettelmeier and the other members of Bühnenpolka enjoy the challenge of improvising the characters they play at the behest of the audience.
The genetic code is not everything: Professor Heinrich Leonhardt is currently dissecting the epigenetic mechanisms that determine which genes are activated or repressed in each of the diverse cell types that make up multicellular organisms.
Software-based systems, autonomic machines and intelligent prosthetic devices are on the horizon. An EU-sponsored project plans to draw up a regulatory framework for robotics. The LMU philosophers involved are now analyzing the ethical implications.
On planning work experience abroad, your application is crucial. Application letters written in English should be brief and to the point – and not only that, the LMU’s Jobline website has many practical tips and advice.
“We seek to attract the best, with their diverse talents and personalities.” LMU Vice President Barbara Conradt explains what diversity means at LMU: Equity and inclusion, family-friendly structures, equality of opportunity.
The Leipzig Book Fair opens in a few days, and the impact of digitalization on the publishing business will be a hot topic in the exhibition halls. But book historian Christine Haug is not expecting the imminent demise of the printed book.
LMU‘s Multiplier Program has sent out its first batch of graduates to act as advocates of learning in the Faculties. Their projects are designed to stimulate increased awareness of the importance of quality teaching.
Much of the material held by the Bavarian State Collections in Anthropology and Palaeoanatomy and the State Mineralogical Collection is stored in the LMU building on Theresienstrasse. The specimens offer unique glimpses of world history.
A tax receipt from the 9th, and a marriage contract from the 11th century are two of the entries in a database of Arabic documents, which is being set up by LMU researchers, and throws new light on daily life in Egypt hundreds of years ago.
To visit Christine Wamsley at work, take the route past the Viking ships and the aeroplanes. Christine is a Euroscholar, and is spending a semester with a research team at the end of a long corridor – in the Research Lab at the Deutsches Museum.
Wolfram Hell studies how – and why – traffic accidents occur. His goal is to find ways of reducing the number of fatal crashes by optimizing the efficiency of vehicle safety systems. But his findings don’t always find a receptive ear.
Digitalization, a product of advances in electronics, is transforming economic life. Information systems
analyst Thomas Hess studies the diverse impacts of such technological innovation on different
sectors of the economy.
Christmas in clover, Easter snowed over? Geographer Jürgen Schmude’s studies on the impact of climate change on winter sports suggest that, in future, optimal skiing conditions will occur less often...
Choosing memorable events for inclusion in a short review of 2014 at LMU means making tough choices. - For at such a large university, every day brings an item worthy of mention. But we’ve made our selection, and now turn the Spotlight on …